• NMAA: Board votes for playoff changes
    The New Mexico Activities Association announced several rules changes following its Board of Directors meeting Wednesday in Albuquerque. The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state, made changes to several different sports. It did, however, table one of the biggest changes that had been proposed, allowing spring football practice.
  • Football/volleyball: LA girls climb one spot in poll
    Here are this week’s Class AAAA football and volleyball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Football, Class 4A     Team        Total pts.      Pvs. 1. Goddard (10)    162    1 2. Belen (5)        149    2 3. Aztec (1)        141    3
  • Football: Boise State's Venable out for half a game vs. NMSU
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Third-ranked Boise State will be without starting linebacker/safety Winston Venable for the first half of this weekend's game against New Mexico State. Venable was suspended Wednesday for half a game by Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Karl Benson for a "flagrant foul" against Oregon State's James Rodgers in the Broncos' 37-24 win last Saturday.
  • Football: Walker delegating defensive responsibilities
    LAS CRUCES (AP) — New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker is delegating the responsibility of calling defensive plays to linebackers coach Dale Lindsey. Walker said Tuesday the move will allow him to focus more on the team as a whole. He also says it offers the best chance to build the program because he can better manage all aspects of offense, defense, special teams and recruiting.
  • Kansas cruises past New Mexico State 42-16
    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — D.J. Beshears was a defensive back last season as a Kansas freshman, but he played multiple roles on offense Saturday night. Beshears was a running back, wide receiver and kick returner as he scored three touchdowns, including a 96-yard kickoff return, in the first half to propel Kansas to a 42-16 victory over the New Mexico State. "I guess we've going to have to give him slash, slash," said Kansas quarterback Jordan Webb.
  • UNLV storms to 45-10 victory over New Mexico
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Omar Clayton hit Michael Johnson for three touchdown passes in leading UNLV to an 45-10 win over New Mexico on Saturday night. The two connected for scores from 10, 43, and 35 yards as coach Bobby Hauck won his first game with UNLV (1-3, 1-1 Mountain West). Clayton finished 14 of 20 with 194 yards passing, while Johnson had 138 yards on eight catches as the Rebels scored 45 straight points after trailing New Mexico (0-4, 0-2) by a touchdown in the first quarter.
  • State roundup of prep football scores: Hilltoppers lose in homecoming matchup
      PREP FOOTBALL Belen 62, Los Alamos 21 Check Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor for the full game rundown... Albuquerque Academy 28, Raton 21 Artesia 42, Carlsbad 24 Aztec 63, St. Pius 28 Bernalillo 48, Gallup 7 Canadian, Texas 42, Clayton 14 Capitan 60, Mescalero Apache 6 Cleveland 42, Hobbs 26 Clint Horizon, Texas 35, Alamogordo 28 Clovis 28, Rio Rancho 7
  • LA holds onto No. 5 rank in 4A
    Football, Class 4A Team Total pts. Pvs. 1. Goddard (12) 162 1 2. Belen (5) 149 2 3. Aztec 138 3 4. Artesia 118 4 5. Farmington 103 5 6. Valencia 80 6 7. Moriarty 41 7 8. Piedra Vista 31 10 9. Los Lunas 28 - 10. St. Pius X 22 9 Also receiving votes: Del Norte, 14; Grants, 13; Santa Teresa, 13; Roswell, 12; Miyamura, 5; Bloomfield, 3; Deming, 1; Atrisco Heritage, 1; Kirtland Central, 1. Volleyball, Class 4A Team Total pts. Pvs. 1. St. Pius X (2) 105 1 2. Alb. Academy (6) 98 2 3. Artesia (2) 88 3 4. Piedra Vista 80 4
  • Basketball: Lobo men's season tickets go on sale next week
    The University of New Mexico athletic department announced that season tickets for the 2010-11 men’s basketball season will go on sale Tuesday. The UNM Lobos, whose roster includes former Los Alamos Hilltopper standout Alex Kirk, have 18 home games scheduled for this season. Games at the newly renovated University Arena (The Pit) include a pair of exhibitions, eight non-conference contests and the Mountain West slate.
  • Football: Holbrook to have exploratory surgery
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico coach Mike Locksley says quarterback B.R. Holbrook will undergo exploratory surgery on his left knee. Holbrook, who started the Lobos' first two games, sat out last weekend's 56-14 loss to Utah and will miss Saturday's game at UNLV. His status beyond that is undetermined.